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If you are worried that you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self harm, you should immediately contact your local doctor or go to the Accident and Emergency department of the nearest hospital. You can find details of local health services on the HSE website.
If you need to talk to someone immediately, call Childline (1800-66-66-66) or the Samaritans (116-123) for confidential and non-judgmental listening and support - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Childline is a confidential support service for young people up to 18 years of age in Ireland. Calls to Childline are confidential. They don’t have caller ID and they don't trace any calls. It won’t cost you anything to call Childline and the Childline number won’t show up on the phone bill. See www.childline.ie for more information. Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in Ireland who is experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. See www.samaritans.ie for more information. Alternatively, you can call Teenline on freephone (1800-833-634). Teenline is available to listen 7 nights a week from 8pm until midnight. Call if you are feeling fed-up, alone, distressed, worried, or just want to talk to someone in confidence.